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I decided after reading several threads about stripping dipes via multiple hot washes to give it a try. I could not believe how it took 5 washes with no detergent to stop getting suds! I am new to cloth diapering, so this is after only 2 1/2 months of washing. I use Gain, and only a very small amount. I always follow each wash/rinse with an extra rinse. I was not having stink problems, wicking, repelling, or anything like that. I just had the time yesturday so gave it a whirl. I am going to do the same thing later today with all my dipes that weren't in that load. If I switched to a natural deteregent (like Allen's?) would this not happen? Do I just need to plan on every couple of months doing a good strip of all my dipes? I had been using RLR around the 1st of every month. I guess that does not strip them as well though? Thanks for your thoughts on this. I was just really surprised!
 

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i find even when i think i'm only using a smidge of detergent, i have it sudsing up the ying yang anyway. leads to multiple rinses per day! you'd think i'd learn. i use bio-kleen and still get too much sudsing.
 

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Heh. That's what I'm doing right now. Dh is at the movies with his father and brother and ds is sleeping, so I'm stripping dipes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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I am on the third wash of my second round of diapers. Nothing but hot water/cold rinse. Still getting suds. I have not been able to find Sport Wash. I guess I just need to make this more of a routine.
 

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Try RLR, it works great for stripping. I would suggest Sportwash if you want to get a better clean, I use that when I go on vacation so I don't have to waste so much of other peoples electricty / water. I am also going to start using it at home if I can remember to pick some up at the store.<br><br>
Anywas, RLR will get all the suds out but it does take quite a few loads to see no suds. I use 1/4 of an RLR ball and I have to rise about 5 times. I used a full ball before... I literaly spent all day doing rinses and through the night (when I woke to nurse). You can find RLR in the laundry isle of most WalMarts (but not at mine, I had to have someone buy it for me) on one of those hooks on the side.
 

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Maybe using a full ball of RLR is part of my problem! Doh! I had no idea I needed to use less. Well, everything should be well stripped by now. 5 hot wash/cold rinses done on all of my diapers. I will see if I can find some Sport Wash at another Walmart other than here. I would hate to start having problems from detergent buildup!
 

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For the mamas who can't find Sport Wash at their local Walmart: Have you tried asking them to order it? One would think it would be easy enough for them to do if the other Walmarts can get hold of it. Just a thought...<br><br>
~Daednu
 

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Also, if your Walmart doesn't carry RLR then ask to have them carry it. I have the ordering info from the RLR company so that my wal-mart (45 mins away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">) would carry it. I can try and post that info later...I'll have to look for it.
 
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